[Strawbale] Big Bale Building Skill-Share / Workshop

Max Vittrup Jensen max at permalot...
Thu May 26 11:10:09 CEST 2011

Dear European Balers,

It has now been about 4 years that Noe Solsona and I have talked about 
the potential of arranging a concentrated skill share meeting of people 
involved with building with large bales; the ones weighing a couple 100 
kilos -BBB for short.

I made an application for an EU funded workshop at our place from 1-10th 
of September focused on this theme, and officially French Noe and 
Michael Kallesen from Denmark are the instructors; they have made about 
25 BBB's, from warehouses to 2 story load bearing residential homes.
It turned out there were 49 application and only money for 3 of them! 
Our application is on 'reserve' as it was number 4...
The person in charge told us that he believes that within a couple of 
weeks they'll receive their next funding and they should be able to fund 
the application. In other words; no certainty, but it's well worth for 
you to reserve the dates if you have a serious interest in this subject.

The format of the workshop registration means that you'll apply straight 
to me, and that all is free for 15 people(!). Once I know more I'll make 
a simple application form, but I'd appreciate if you would simply let me 
know if you have an interest and are able to come. The funding is for 
European citizens, however I stated that we'd support someone from less 
economic developed non-eu countries as well. Naturally our criteria for 
selection is the probability that you'd make good use of the information 

Please notice that the workshop is scheduled to start a few days after 
the ESBG 2011 which we also host. In other words you may want to plan to 
spend quite some time in our beautiful Moravian countryside.

For more information about BBB you may want to enjoy this 17 min. 
factual, entertaining and witty presentation from the Cohabitat 
Gathering in Poland: http://vimeo.com/channels/chg#23136901  [ ;o) ]



  Ing. Max Vittrup Jensen
  "Jen-Sen: Make it Reality"
  Consultancy in sustainable construction, planning and environment
  +420 585 15 20 10 - www.jen-sen.cz

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